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instant pot chicken saag with rice in a bowl
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5 from 14 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Saag

Instant Pot Indian chicken saag is super rich, satisfying curry consisting of meat cooked in a spiced sauce made of spinach. A low fat curry that is so good to mop up with rice or freshly made whole wheat chapathis(Indian flatbread).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: curry, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 pound chicken thighs or breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 pound spinach
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 3 green chilies adjust as per spice preference
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi optional
  • Water

For garnish

  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Few drops of thick yogurt


  • Heat up Instant Pot in saute mode and add ghee.
  • Saute cumin seeds, ginger & garlic pieces, onions and green chilies.
  • Sprinkle in coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.Pour about ½ cup water.
  • Add loads of spinach and chicken pieces into the pot. Make sure to separate the chicken pieces, they will stick to each other when you pressure cook.
  • Close lid and cook for 8 minutes in “pressure cook” setting.
  • Once cooking time is over, manually release the pressure in the pot with a kitchen towel in your hand. Be careful, the liquids may splutter out while releasing pressure.
  • Remove chicken pieces out in a bowl. Blend rest of the ingredients using stick blender into a smooth sauce.
  • Add chicken pieces back.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and dried fenugreek leaves (optional).
  • 10. Simmer for 2-3 minutes with a glass lid to cover (curry sauce will splutter).
  • 11. Serve hot with basmati rice or rotis.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg